Inaugural INTERPOL World 2015 Attracts International Participation From Over 34 Countries
Emphasising the significance of global security landscape, the inaugural INTERPOL World 2015 opens today with international industry players from 34 countries.
Expecting some 8,000 police, law enforcement agencies, government officials and commercial buyers over three days from 14 to 16 April, the event is set to be one of the most important events for the security industry. The opening of INTERPOL World 2015 was officiated by Mr S. Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry.
Owned by INTERPOL, the world’s largest international police organisation, and supported by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore, INTERPOL World 2015 will provide industry stakeholders from the global public and private sectors with a strategic platform to congregate and chart new directions.
“INTERPOL World offers chances to network, ask questions to which there aren’t yet answers, learn about new advances being made in the field, and find future partners with whom to work,” said Jürgen Stock, Secretary General of INTERPOL. “This makes this event unique, and important for both industry and law enforcement.”
The inaugural INTERPOL World 2015 has attracted some 258 international players including solution providers from countries such as Australia, Germany, Israel, Japan, Sri Lanka, India, Sweden and Switzerland, will showcase a vast range of cutting-edge technological solutions that will address pertinent issues such as cybersecurity, public safety, surveillance, intelligence, forensics and investigations, counter-terrorism, and anti-counterfeiting.
A key highlight of the event is the seven national groups from Austria, France, Malaysia, Netherlands, USA, Israel and Singapore where they have gathered solution providers from their countries to showcase their best technological solutions.
Alongside the trade exhibition is the INTERPOL World Congress, a knowledge sharing platform that facilitates in-depth discussions of challenges, solutions and best practices, between industry experts and INTERPOL and INTERPOL World 2015 Strategic Partners. Speakers that will be speaking across the three days include:
Michael O’Connell, INTERPOL Director of Operational Police Support, for Border Management;
Dr Madan Mohan Oberoi, Director, Cyber Innovation and Outreach, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, for Cyber Security;
Anselm Lopez, Director, Capability Development and International Partnerships Directorate, International Cooperation and Partnerships Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore, for Safe Cities;
Michael Ellis, Assistant Director, Trafficking in Illicit Goods and Counterfeiting Sub-Directorate, INTERPOL, for Supply Chain Security;
Kingsley Ejiofor, Deputy Director and Head of Legal Division, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), for Supply Chain Security.
“INTERPOL World 2015 is and will become a critical platform for security professionals to come together to discuss world safer. This biennial gathering of the best in the security industry will propel us forward and allow us to be constantly ahead of the evolving nature of global security challenges”, said Mr Jack Chia, Executive Director, MP International.
He concluded, “We are honoured to have exhibitors and experts from around the world share their insights and revolutionary solutions at the inaugural INTERPOL World. We are confident that exhibitors and participants alike will leave this gathering with new ideas and perspectives which will help shape the global security industry.”
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